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The Top 20 Highest Grossing Tours of 2013…

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Pollstar has released a list of the top grossing tours of 2013. Bon Jovi came out on top with $259.5M, selling 2.7M tickets. The Rolling Stones had the highest average ticket price at $288. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake had the highest average tickets sold per show at 52K.

1. Bon Jovi

2. Beyoncé

3. P!nk

4. Justin Bieber

5. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band

6. Rihanna

7. Cirque du Soleil - Michael Jackson: The Immortal

8. Taylor Swift

9. Depeche Mode

10. One Direction

11. Paul McCartney

12. The Rolling Stones

13. Muse

14. Fleetwood Mac

15. Kenny Chesney

16. Roger Waters

17. Bruno Mars

18. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake

19. Elton John

20. Cirque du Soleil - Corteo

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Comments (7)
  1. Elke

    LOL you want me to believe that Bieber came at No. 4???? Really???? He is No. 13 on Billboard.


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    1. Yolo!!

      FYI – Billboard cuts their tour numbers off in Sept. They run Sept. to Sept. Pollstar uses the calendar year. Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Beibs toured thru to mid Dec.

      The numbers will be different. ….yes. Really.


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  2. Will

    Half are from legacy acts.


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  3. Jughead

    The most amazing stat is that anyone paid $288.00 to see the Strolling Bones. Drunk Brits with bad teeth doing the chicken mating dance to out-of-tune guitars and no groove?

    I’d rather spend an evening with a metronome.


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  4. Versus

    You couldn’t pay me to see most of those “artists”.


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  5. Danwriter

    Take the two Circque shows out — they’re family-type destination events — and that makes eight out of 18 legacy artists, most of which are close to or already past their sell-by dates. If the music industry is indeed mainly reliant on touring revenues/ticket sales, the bottom will have fallen out of that market within five years.


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